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Burlington Hawk Eye (Newspaper) - March 21, 1890, Burlington, Iowa THE BURLINGTON HAWKEYE. Established : June, 1839.]BURLINGTON, IOWA, FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 81, 1890, [Puce: 15 Cents pee Week. BURLINGTON’S BILL. OW PUBLIC BUILDIH6 MEASURE PASSES C0SBBE8S. The Blair Educational Bill Defeated la the Senate—The Mndd-Compton Eleetion Contest Decided la the Former’s Favor—Notes. Special to Tin Ha wk-Rn. Washington, March 20.— I am glad to say that the house by common consent permitted me to take up our public building bill this morning and passed it at once. It appropriates 9100,000. John H. Grab Washington, March 20—In the house, Mr. Henderson, of Iowa, presented the resolution of the general assembly of Iowa urging legislation against the adulteration of lard; referred. On motion of Gear, of Iowa, the senate bill was passed (with an amendment striking out the ap* propitiating clause) for a public building st Burlington, Iowa, at the limit of a cost of $100,000. The house then resumed the considers* tion of the Mudd Compton contested election case and was addressed by Compton, the sitting member, in his own behalf at the close of the debate. Mr. Moore, of Texas, on behalf of the minority of the committee, offered a resolution declaring Compton entitled to a seat. Defeated, yeas 145, nays 155 The majority resolution declaring Mudd entitled to the seat was adopted, yeas 159, nays 145 Mudd appeared and took the oath of office Mr. Morrow, of California, moved that the house go into the committee of the whole for further consideration of the pension appropriation bill, pending which Hooker, of Mississippi, moved an adjournment; lost. Morrow’s motion Was then argreed to. The committee immediately rose and the house adjourned. BLAIS’* BILL. BB ATB NT. TM* BSiwUoaal Measure Defeated la th# Banat*. Washington, March 20.—Mr. Cockrell presented a protest of the Pork Packers’ Association of Bt. Louis against the bi ll for the Inspection of meats, declaring the bill unnecessary and injurious to the stock raising and shipping interests, more injurious even than German and French prohibition. Mr. Sherman said the signers of the protest were acting under misapprehension of the first section of the bill which was exactly the opposite of what they assumed ic to be. They assumed the bill required inspection in all cases where meat had been salted sixty days bafore exportation. This was an entire misapprehension The protest was referred to the committee on foreign relations. Among bills reported and placed on the calendar was one granting the right of way to a rail road company across the Mills Lacs Indian reservation in Wisconsin. Tne education bill was taken up at one o’clock as unfinished business After the debate the senate proceeded to vote on the Dill and its amendments. The first vote was on the three amendments offered by Moody, of Dakota, that illiterates among the Indians shall be included iu the calculations. Mr. Hawley opposing the bill read a table of appropriations to be made for the next tiac&l year, with the following recapitulation: Payable appropriations, $455 600 OTO; proposed appropriations, $68 242 OOO—total,    $523 842 OOO; esti mated revenues, $450 400,000; excess of appropriations over the revenue, $73,-442 000 Moody’s amendments were then agreed to. The senate then proceeded to vote on the third reading aud engrossment of the bill. When the vote was concluded and it was known it had resulted against the bill, Blair changed his vote from aye to no so as to make a motion to reconsider. The result was announced yeas 31, nays 87. as follows: Yeas—Republicans:    Allen, Allison, Chandler, Cummings, Dawes, Dolph, Kdmunds, Evarts, Higgins, Hoar, McMillan, Manderson, Mitchell, Moody, Morrill, Pettigrew, Platt, Squire, 8»an ford, Stewart, Stockbridge, Teller, Wil son of Iowa. Democrats: Barbour, Cot quiet, Daniel, George, Hampton, Hearst, Pasco Pugh,—31. Nays—Republicans:    Aldrich, Blair, Davis. Dixon, Farwell. Frye, Hale, Hawley, Hiscoek, Ingalls. Jones of Nevada, Pierce, Plumb, Sawyer, Sherman, Spooner, Walcott. Democrats: Bates, Berry, Blackburn, Blodgett, Cockrell, Coke, Faulkner, Gorman. Gray, Harri ton, Jones of Arkansas, Henna, Payne, Reagan, Turpie, Vest, Vorhees, Wal thall and Wilson of Maryland—87. The fallowing pairs were announced: Butler, Vance, Paddock, Casey, Gibson, Brown, and Call (who were for the bill), with Quay, McPherson, Eustis, Ransom, Washburn, Beck end Cameron (who were against it.) Mr. Blair made a motion to reconsider the vote, which motion was entered, and after an executive session the senate ad journed. ____ THS SIOUX L ANDS. A Letter ef Instruction Concerning their Disposal. Washington, March 20.—The secre tary of the interior has prepared a letter of instructions to the commissioner general of the land office which is to govern the sale of lands recently ceded to the United States by the Sioux nation of In diana. The letter is in effect a construction of section 21, of the Sioux act of March 2,1889, which provides that these lands be disposed of to actual settlers only under the homestead law, and the 5rice to be paid for the land disposed of uring the first three years to be $1 25 per acre; seventy-four cents per acre for all disposed of during the next two years, and fifty cents per acre for the residue of the land then un< disposed of. The secretary holds first, that the purchase money must be paid at the date when the final proof is submitted, at the expiration or the five years’ residence required by the act, ex-soldieis having the benefit of the time they served in the army up to four years; and second, the price which settlers are required to pay for the land becomes fixed at the date of the original entry and any sub sequent settler od land so entered and abandoned be required pay the same amount per acre as th, settler who made the first entry. GENERAL WASHINGTON NBW*. Bepart af the Saaratarytftta Traaa ITT ceaeeralag Paatfla Bawds. Washington, March 20.—In response to the house resolution the secretary of the treasury has transmitted to the house the statement that there are now held in the United States treasury for the sinking fund of the Union Pacific and Gen- due the companies for transportation services performed frr the government. IMMIGRATION LAWS A hearing was given this morning by the committees of the house and senate on immigration and naturalization, sit ting jointly, to persons opposed to any changes in the laws on these subjects. Edward Rosewater, editor of the Omaha Bee, was the first speaker. He said he represented a number of German and other societies in the west He reviewed the history of immigration since the dec laration of independence and stated that the question naturally followed to what extent shall the right of immigration be extended or abridged by the United States? The speaker said he believed the present laws on the statute books were sufficient for all practical purposes to keep out undesirable classes; all that was needed was a more rapid administration of the laws aud closer inspection at ports of entry. Every clar a that was sought to be excluded by the bibs before the committee was already excluded by existing laws. Richard Bartholdt and Simon Wolff, of the conference of delegates of the German American societies which meet in Washington this week also argued against the bills. COMMERCIAL ARRANGEMENTS WITH CANADA The house committee on foreign affairs to day by unanimous vote instructed its chairman, Hitt of Illinois, to report to the house the following joint resolution that whenever it shall be duly certified to the president of the United States, that the government of the Dominion of Canada has declared a desire to enter into such commercial arrangements with the United States as would result in the complete removal of all the duties of trade between Canada a d the United States, he shall appoint t ire© commissioners to meet those who may be designated by the government of Canada to consider the best methods of extending the trade relations between Canada and the United States, and to ascertain upon what terms greater freedom of inter-coure between the two countries can be best secured; and said commission sh* ll report to the president, who shall lay the report before congress. THS TARIFF BILL. . The republican members of the ways and means committee are beset on all sides to change the details of tariff bill. As a result the competition of the meas urs is desired and it is now stated it Cannot be reported to the full committee tomorrow as intended. The action fixing the duty on raw silk was reconsidered and the matter h Id in obeyance, while the item relating to Mexican ore was opened and discussed this afternoon without result CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING INDIAN PRISONERS. The correspondence between General Sheridan and Brigadier General Crook from March 26 to April 5, 1886 concerning the Apache Indians was transmitted to the senate to-day. Crook accepted the surrender of the hostiles on condition that they be sent east not exceed ng two Years with their families. Subsequently Geronimo acd a number of braves escaped. Crook was informed the escape occasioned great disappointment at Washington, and as an offensive campaign with scouts had failed it would be best to assume the defensive and give protection to the people and the business interests of Arizona and New Mexico Crook then asked to be relieved and Miles detailed to succeed him. BUTTERWORTH’8 SCHEME. Representative Butter worm to-day appeared before the house committee on agriculture to support his bill levying a tax upon dealers in options and traders in puts and calls. He explained the effects of the operations in the grain pit at Chicago and other cities had upon the legitimate traffic in farm staples. Butterwort proposed to the committee to so amend the bill as to leave untouched legitimate transactions while merely gambling speculation be left subject to the law. This would be a difficult matter, but he held the injury which resulted from this unrestricted gambling was so great as to justify the passage of a law which might to a limited extent, inconvenience legitimate transactions. Messrs. Peters, Henderson of Iowa, and a number of other members of the house signified their intention of addressing the committee in support of the measure. A PROPOSITION REJECTED. The comptroller of the currency in his annual report has recommended that the law which limits the liability of an association, firm or person, to one-tenth of the capital stock actually paid in, be amended by the addition of the words: Augmented by so much of its surplus fund as from time to time determined by the comptroller of the currency to be bona fide and unimpaired; but no part of the surplus fund to be diverted or in any manner withdrawn until the approval of the comptroller has first been obtained. But the dis count of bills of exchange drawn in good faith against actually existing funds and the discount of commercial and business paper actually owned by the person negotiating the same shall not be considered as money borrowed.” The house committee this morning considered this proposition (which has taken the form of a bill) and after a long discussion rejected it on the ground that it tended to further favor the large banks. AN ORDER CONCERNING COURT MARTIALS Secretary Proctor has issued a general Ord sr to the army that hereafter the commanding officers at the posts where a general court-martial is convened shall, at the request of any prisoner who is to be arraigned, detail a suitable officer of the command as counsel to defend such prisoner. If there be no such officer available at the post the fact must be reported to the appointing authority for action. CONFIRMATIONS. Register of land office—Reuben E Erantz, at Mitchell, South Dakota. Postmasters: lo wa—Alias Willison, at Creston; Charles E Talmadge, at West Union ; E B. Cousins, at Audubon; H. C. Webb, at Bendford. CAPITAL GOSSIP. The senate committee on commerce today ordered a favorable report upon the house joint resolution directing the secretary of war to appoint a board of engineer officers to investigate and report upon the expediency of tunnelling the Detroit river. _ A MOATE JAW. TEE BEAUNE BEFORE TEE LEB18UT1YE COMMITTEES. Superintendent W. C., Brown Gives Hts Idea of How the Thing Should be Managed -Remarks of Other Railroad Hen—State News. I Ll Thb Hawk-Et* Bureau, Capitol Building, Dis Mourns, la., Maroa SO. The hearing on the joint rates before the committees cf the house and senate were continued again to-day. The first speaker was W. C. Brown, general superintendent of the Iowa lines of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy. He considered the best method for dealing with the railways was to allow them the greatest possible freedom in making rates and controlling railroads, and this view was supported by the opinion of Peter A. Day, L. C. Coffin and J. W. McDill. who were the Iowa commissioners four years ago. The railroad commissioners should have supervision of control only with power to absolutely veto actions which would be hurtful to the people The cause of the great reduction in joint rates in the interstate business is due to competition brought about by the interstate commerce law and the Canadian Pacific road not being hampered by this law the United States roads had to compete for the trans continental business and with a suspension of the long and short haul clause the rates went way down two meet the rates promulgated by the English road. In regard to Iowa rates being lower than all others Mr. Brown quoted from ached ules of rates showing they were all much lower than the Illinois, Missouri, or Nebraska rates. Iowa shippers, as a re suit, have a great advantage over the shippers of the other states. Under the law made last session, joint rates were made impossible and the opinion of the railroad commissioners    was    that the companies would    be    liable to prosecution if such rates were made. In conclusion,    he    asked for a modification of the law that the railroads could voluntarily make joint rates and then they would be made where desired. / J. N. Faithorn, chairman of the West em Traffic association, said when the commissioners first announced their rates ail railroad men were astounded because they reduced all rates forty per cent. The Iowa rates as revised are much lower than those of other states. Mr Faithorn also demonstrated this fact by comparison to be true not only as regards to the states immediately surrounding Iowa tut also in the eastern states, particularly Pennsylvania. The establishment of joint tariffs at the same rate as for continuous service would be demanding double service for half pay, and the railroads were not willing to do this. In making joint rates the railroad companies should be allowed to have some voice because the establishment of them was a virtual yielding up of the greater part of the profits on the traffic, and the railroads know bolter than any one else what proper rates were. In answer to Mr Donahue’s arguments yesterday. Mr Faithorn said the pro rates of 1887 were made to Chicago and local rates were added As regards the statement that 8t. Louis and southern Iowa points were at an advantage, it was not really a fact, because by figures it was proved that northern Iowa jobbers could reach the eastern and central portion of the state as easily as the southern. The trouble with the Mississippi river jobbers is that interior men have the same advantages that they have heretofore wanted, anc this being the same as eastern Iowa men formerly enjoyed, these of course were ready to protest. The railroads are not opposed to joint rates, provided the effect that flow therefrom are not disastrous. Mr. Lorbert yesterday had charged Mr. Ripley with being mistaken in some of his illustrations. The charges were examined in detail and were not sustained. Berry hill had proposed a unique plan of mileage for freight the same as for passengers; that condition of affairs instead of being the millenium would be the reverse on the short haul it might be beneficial, but on the long haul it would be disastrous. It was asked if the animosity of the railroads against Iowa had passed away. In reply Mr. Brown and Mr. Faithorn gave positive assurance that though they had felt like getting revenge after the struggle of four years ago, now that feeling had passed away, aud all they desired was fair treatment and that would be reciprocated. Mr. S. W. Hazard, local agent of the Northern spoke in regard to the safety railway appliances, saying his road desired the bill recalled and their representatives heard from in regard to a matter of record not opposed to the improvements and only wanted to be heard as amendments. Mr. Chase read a letter from Judge Hubbard to the effect that the Northwestern road could not get its forty thousand cars equipped in the time required by the bill. He also desired a proviso to be inserted in the report to cars belonging to outside roads freeing Iowa roads from being held responsible for such negligence. 8ENATOB DODGE’S SPEECH. working people of Iowa than to establish a legal holiday which is peculiarly for the benefit of our humble friends and neighbors who are most earnestly petitioning and praying for the establishment of Labor Day in Iowa. I therefore, move, Mr President, that this bill be considered engrossed and placed on its final passage._ A LIVELY SESSION. TS* XltctlM of Ualwnlty Btgtata A mld*t CoaaMmM* IxeiUmoat. Special to THS Hawk-Bts. Des Moines, March 20.—The joint convention this evening was quite lively, mid© so by the fight roused over the election of the university regents. Senator Price was very much roused up on the subject and wanted to begin a clean sweep of the old members of the board, and the only one nominated was Alphonse Matthews, of Dubuque. Price quoted extensively from the report of the investigation committee, and in a speech an hour long strongly condemned the regency plan which was to elect all the regents by resolution Price moved to strike out the name of Matthews. This was ch&rgtd by Bolter to be a breaking of faith by the republican party. Meservey and McFarland who were members cf the joint committee to investigate the university were not in favor of the rejection of Matthews Senator Dodge was also very much opposed- to any such course as proposed by Price. Dodge made the point that if Matthews was condemned and his character blackened Governor Larrabee would file in the same category because he was the head of the board at the time. On the final vote Matthews was elected by a vote of • to 13 Other elections were made as follows: Trustees of the college for the blind, August Critzman and Jacob Springer; directors of the state normal school, E G Cooley, J. W. Batter th wai te; trustees of the Mt Pleasant hospital for the insane, Samuel Klein, George H. Spahr, J. H. Thornton; trustees of the Clarinda hospital for the insane, M. N. Spencer, L B. Raymond, E. H. Hunter; trustees of the hospital for insane at Independence, Louis H. Smith, C. W. Edmore, Albert Reynolds; trustees soldiers’ orphans’ home, J. G. Brown, Mrs. J. G Hutchison, A. P. Doe; industrial schools trustee, Mrs. Loomis; trustees of the agricultural college, W. O. McElroy, Chaa. S. Saylor, John H. Wood, J. S. Jones; regents of the state university, Alonzo Abernethy, C. A. Stanton, B. F Osborne, Alphonse Mathews, C. E. Whiting.    _ FII VITH A BLONDE. V. WOODRUFF, OF BUFFALO, LEAVES SORIOWIIB CREDITORS BEHIND. Buffalo, March 20.— A sensation was caused in this city to-day, when it was currently reported that J. W. Woodruff, ex-president of the Life and Reserve Insurance company, had, in company with pretty blende typewriter, left town, earing anxious creditors behind. For nearly eight years Woodruff had been associated with the Life and Reserve company. When it became known he had been running heavily in debt an investigation was ordered and it was found Woodruff purchased considerable land and contracted to build 14 house* thereon, the money for which was taken from the funds of the company. The officials of the company say they did not lose anything, haring taken precaution to THE STATE LEGISLATURE. TR* Report ct the Ways and Meaae Committee Not Beady. Des Moines; March 20 —The report cf tbe ways and means committee on the estimate of the sum required for state ex penses for the next two years was not ready when the senate convened this morning and it was deferred until next Wednesday. Among the bills of importance was one to piovide for the purity of the ballot in all elections by the use of tho Myers’ voting machine, and one pro vid.ng for an investigation into the cause of the increased expenditure in the public service since 1860. A resolution calili g on the committee on compensation of public officers to examine into the amount of salaries paid to officers of state institutions when such are not provided for by tax was passed. A joint resolution asking congress to pass a law compensating Washington Galland for outlay in equipping troops in the late war was passed. After the passage of several bdls an adjournment was taken In the house this morning a bill was parsed requiring Osage orange hedges to be trimmed down to r height of five feet. A good many committee reports were presented, among them being one favorable to granting municipal suffrage to women. The greater part of the see sion was taken up with a discussion of a joint resolution favoring a deep water harbor at Galveston, Texas. Adjourned FOUL FLAY S UBTE JTED. TtarHM, Whether on pleasure bent or business, should take on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, aa it acts most pleasantly and aff octuply on the kidneys, liver and bowels, preventing fevers, headaches and other forms of sickness. For sale in 50c and $1 bottles by all leading druggists. _ Ivfforlsc AMMI IldlSM. Ashland, Wis., March 20.—There is I reported to be great suffering among the Indians of the Flambeau reservation near there because of the scarcity of food and clothing. Only a week ago these same Indians refused to accept government aid proffered them on condition >that they should repay it in reservation land I unfit’ for cultivation._ The New Y*rt Sum Trsrt. New Tore, March TO —Judge O’Brien I to-day heard and He IstrodatN His Labor Bill mad Arista in Support of It. Special to Ths Hawk-Rtr Des Moines, March 20.—In introduc ing his labor bill in the senate yesterday, Sanator Dodge said: Mr President: In asking that senate file No. 5, introduced by myself, wherein it is desired to create and establish a new legal holiday to be known as Labor Day, be passed, I promise to trespass on the time of the senate but a few mo ments It will be observed that the in tent of this bill is to recognize the first Monday in September as a legal holiday, and it is to be called, as it Is in other states, “Labor Day.” Such a law is now upon the statute books of New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Col orado and other states; while on the wertMO done, Oregon reeognieea June ^lT^mur.h’^oaa* u in 8 es Lnbor Dot. I m*y be permuted to -..v1?*.S! call attention to the fact that the Amen can Federation of Labor, by a resolution adopted some few years ago, expressed the sentiments of this vast and powerful organization of laboring men, that the wage-workers of our country are deair ous of having set apart to them one day in the year which, aa it were, they may call their own. As the name implies, it is a day when the hewers of wood and drawers of water may lay down their im plements of daily toil and seek the generous shade of foieet trees, there to I discuss economic and social questions of deep concern to themselves. It is an Suspicions Circumstances Connected With tho Dsuth of un Old MUS. Special to Tbs H.w*-Ete. Guthrie Center, March 20 —There is quite a sensation in the west part of this county and the east part of Audu bon. A man by tbe name of Howard aged about seventy, died very suddenly there recently, and it is reported that his son, Charley Howe, aged fifty-four years, has been in the habit of abusing his father shamefully, they living alone, and now it leaks cut that those who laid him out say thero was break in his skull and it looked as if the wound had been inflicted with a monkey wrench. The son says it was caused by his father falling on a stone. Charley Howe has been warned to leave the country and he is preparing to do so. post mortem examination is talked of. A Bure lur Recognised. Special to The Hawk-Eys. Des Moines, March 20.—Last night burglars entered the houses of E S Mir tin, C. W. Cowgill and Constable Merror on the East Side and secured a few art! des. In the last place they entered the room where Mrs. Mercer was sleeping By the light of a night lamp she recog nized one of them as Mike Homey, a no torious tough of the city and he has been arrested and is now in jail. %. - M amorino Eof Ropicvcncd, Special to Tub Hawk-Sts. Independence, March 20.—Fischer and Burroughs, of Allison, Iowa, to-day served a replrin on C. W. Williams for the recovery of Membrino Boy, sire Of the dams of Axtel and Allerton. They were met with locked doors and a refusal to deliver the horse. Delivery bonds have been issued and the outcome of the action will be of great importance in the horse world._ Cut Out UU EFU. Dubuque, March 20.—A horrible case of mayhem occurred Monday night at Posts, a few miles from here. Three brothers named Cox and John Andrews got into a fight at a dance, and one of the brothers deliberately cut out one of Andrews’ eyes with a knife. He was also beat and kicked to insensibility. The sheriff has gone out to make arrests. Andrews, it is feared, will die. BtrueE u Brokes Bull* Eldora, Ie, March 20 —A wreck occurred on the Iowa Central at Liscomb. A wild freight northbound struck a broken rail, and the result was a profreight cars, in-were loaded with merchandise. All trains were delayed. I Company With His Pretty Typewriter He Flees for Canada, Creating a Profound Sensation— Crimes and Casualties. anything, havinj protect ihemttl vt THE STEELE INVESTIGATION. two men came together to-day in the municipal court and there was a sense tional scene.__ Au Is«iu Tragedy. St. Paul, March 20. A Globe correspondent at Standing Rock Agency, repents a triple tragedy. A buck named Horn Cloud became enamored of a squaw named Jnlia, who was living with No-Water. On her refusal to live with him Horn Cloud shot and seriously wounded her, killed No-Water and then suicided.  _ Fatrlcu Crowe’s cues. Chicago. March 20. — The case of Patrick Crewe, of Omaha, who two weeks ago shot Officers Bnscoe and Lin-ville and Citizen Cole, was continued until March 29, as the officers were unable to appear in. court. Both of the officers will recover from the effects of their wounds.  _ WHI Ship to Hug laud. Toronto, March 20.—The Empire special from Ottawa says the proposition of the United States to impose very much higher duties on ducts will have tbe effe<? special attention to open dian products in England i United States._ IM a I dared tcr Money. Everton, Mo., March 20.—Great excitement prevails at Dadeville, near here, on account of the murder of a wealthy old batchelor named “Lucky” Morgan. Robbery was unboubtedlf the motive. There is no clue to the aas&sin. TEE n rn: i r litmus Binmen services TO THE STATE The Iron Chancellor Appointed Duke of Lanenberg—Press Opinions on the Situation—The Coal Miners* Strike—Foreign News. IU lls amici :^c\o >en%g id int* icultural proof drawing ga for Cana-ead of the Further Proof of Frivol# Wild’s Bad Reputation. Chicago, March 20.—In the Steele court martial tc-day counsel for the prisoner offered a statement made by Re muting Sergeant Wenrith, of this city, to the effect that Wild had voluntarily talked to him (Wenrith) about the case, saying the only reason he refused to obey Steele was that he had a grudge against him and wanted to get even. If he could get Steele behind the bars he would be satisfied. Wild further told Wenrith he had been in the army fourteen years, but never more than five years in one troop. Wild was asked what he lad to say to these statements. Ho declined to answer, saying he was not on trial Sergeant Wenrith was called and reiterated his statement and identified Wild. The members of Lieutenant Steele’s troop then testified to his kind demeanor as an officer And Wild’s bad reputation. While in the E ghth cavalry ie had been in prison many times for disobedience of orders and other offenses. Lieutenant Crowder also offered evidence of the same nature regarding Wild when he served under the name of Ward in the Fifteenth infantry. THE MCCALLA INQUIRY. Ensign Kllna Churgsd With Being SUMP Ut Bl* Post. New York, March 20.—In the Mc-Kalla inquiry to-day the commodore told of his charges against Ensign Kline He said the Enterprise was anchored a few miles below Antwerp. He was awakened between midnight and 2 a rn., and remembering the sheet chains were not fast, called' his orderly, but received na response. Then he got up and dressed. Not finding anyone on the spar deck he went to the pilot house and there found Kline asleep in a chair. The quartermaster was also absent from the quarterdeck and the orderly from the cabin door. The commander called the executive officer, ordered the men confined and the ensign under arrest for being asleep on his post and denying it. Kline was thin called aid said after coming on watch he Arent aft to look at a steam cutter ubich was towing the Eastern, then too h several turns on the bridge and went * to the pilot house Between one bai and two bells the sentry report© all right Later the quartermaster \ asked leave to goto the head, wfi lh was granted. Soon after McCalla came hurriedly in and charged him with being asleep and ordered him, the quartermaster and the orderly under arrest. Witness stood watch on the bridge instead of the quarter-deck because of heavy {qua Is. He said McCalla was much excited and would receive no explanation Quarter master Graham and Orderly Flynn stood watch for the quartermaster while the latter went to the head. He admitted that if the captain had called him dur ing the quartermaster’s absence there would have been no lookout. A Draukau Mum K 111*4. Atchison, Kan., March 20 —Hugo Mahm, a freight brakeman, while drunk to night, started out with a revolver to kill Conductor Stone, who had laid him off. Two officers were sent in pursuit aud Mahm drew his revolver on them, but the officers were quicker and killed kim. THS MINE DIS ARTE ll. The Loss Greater la the Germania Than Svppo*e4 Ashland, Wis., March 20.—The loss by the Germania mine fire is greater than at first estimated, as the men had just struck a large body of rich ore just below he fifth level in shaft No. 2. No. 2 is ruined by caving and it is feared the fire a ill extend to the rooms and shafts and make the work of destruction enormous. It is impossible to get down into the mine at present and search for the bodies is given up until the mine can be cleared of smoke and water. _ THS INDIANAPOLIS CALAMITY. Adjoining Bmtldlac* Declared Unsafe id Hail Cons* Down. Indianapolis, March 20.—The wreck of the Bowen, Merrill & Co. and the Becker buildings have been sufficiently cooled this morning to permit the work men to resume operations An inspection of the buildings on either side of the ruins was made, and tbe inspectors decided the Wasson and Sloan blocks will have to come down. Mayor Sullivan sent for the city attorney and instructed him to proceed under the law, and have all the buildings supdosed to be in a shaky con dition inspected. E very build ing that is unsafe, said the mayor, must come down. THE MISSISSIPPI FLOOD. Cravat*** at Raleigh, Louisian*, aid caroli*, Bi**t**ippi, widening* Vicksburg, Miss., March 20.—The crevasse at Raleigh, Louisiana, and Offatts, Mississippi, are likely to affect seriously the railroads in their respetive vicinities. The Offutts crevasse is now five hundred feet wide Unlees closed very soon the crevasse will flood large portions of Washington, Shar key and Isf»*>quoena counties, the Garden of the Yazoo Delta, covering an immense area. The Raleigh crevasse is enlarging at the rate of 2 feet an hour All attempts to prevent the ends of the levee from caving a'-e in vain. There is great distress in the track of the crevasse for the want of skiffs to move persons ard property out of danger. No additional loss of life is reported. INVESTIGATING THS RATES Berlin, March 20.—A special edition of the Reichsanzsiger contains the imperial rescripts cordially thanking Bismarck for his services and appointing him Duke of Lauenberg, colonel general of cavalry, and field marshal general also appointing Count Her bart Bismarck ad interim, minister of foreign affairs and General Von Caprivi chancellor and president of the Prussian ministry. BISMARCK'S SRR VICES EXTOLED. The National Gazette says the emperor, in a long letter to Bismarck, citoles his services to the state and ex presses profound personal gratitude. AFTER TWO WEEKS’ NEGOTIATIONS The Kreutz Zaitung says General Von Caprivi accepted the chancellorship after two weeks’ negotiations. KO THREATENING CHARACTER. Berlin, March 20.—The National Gazette says that the appointment of General Von Caprivi to succeed Prince Bismarck as chancellor, has nothing of a threatening character. NO ANXIETY FELT. The Vossiche Zeitung says that the tension has been brought to a climax by the fact that the destinies of Europe have been suddenly deprived of their axis. Prince Bismarck was a quarsntet of peace History will preserve the memory of his services in the cause of peace. His successor will be compelled to immediately deal with the question of the reduction of the military burden in the interests of peace. The nation witnesses the retirement of Bismarck with regret, but without anxiety. WILL VACATE THE PALACE. Berlin, March 20. — Prince Bismarck has made arrangements to vacate the palace of the chancellor at an early date. AN EDITORIAL OPINION. Milwaukee, Wis, March 20.—The Herald, commenting on Bismarck’s resignation, says: “The emperor fully comprehends that he himsilf is responsible for the future of the German empire and it is but just to admit that his wishes should at le-ist he consulted in the management of affairs. Bismarck, beyond doubt, holds tenaciously to his ideas; the emperor, on the other hand, is imbued with modern ideas of life and government, and it remains to be Ecen whether he has rightly gauged the situation. We hope that he will not be under necessity of recalling Bismarck.” A FEELING OF UNCERTAINTY. Chicago, March 20.—The Illinois Staats-Zaitung to day commenting on Bismarck’s retirement says:    “Oaly one thing is certain acd that is Bis march’s retirement produces a feeling of uncertainty BISMARCK AN OBTACLE TO ABSOLUTE MONARCHISM Cincinnati. Marcn 20.—The Volki blatt says of Bismarck’s resignation: “It is not surprising that the chancellor tended bis resignation. The chancellor was an obstacle to the emperor’s idea of absolute monarchism ” CONCESSION TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. The Volks Freund sees in the changed situation concession to the opposition, especially to the Catholic church. It was spparent that the growth of the opposition was such that the government could not cairy measures without the aid of one or the oth~r wings cf the opposi tion. The result will be the granting of some of the rights of the Catholics which have been withheld under Bismarck’s administration The new minister will h-va no policy except that of the emperor. onal whether they go into the question or not That they will do so is shown by replies sent to the federation from most &;l the trades, saying they desired to and were able to win the eight-hour schedule. PREPARING FOR THE MOVEMENT. Chicago, Marcn 20 —The Knights of Labor in its next issue will publish a resume of the situation throughout the country un the proposed movement for lbs eight-hour day and will say the large and small trade unions are rapidly placing themselves in position to meet the draft that will be made upon them May I, when the eight hour day for building trades will be inaugurated There is no indication that the country will ptM through such an exciting period aa that produced by the labor convulsions of four years ago The employers and employe s have both been taught a lesson by the events of 1886._ RAILROAD MATHES. SCOLDED BY SALISBURY* BURIED THE MAYOR’S HOME. A Bitter Fight B*tw*«o Political Faction* at Colorado Sprint*. Colorado Springs, Colo., March 20 — For over a year there has been a bitter war between the prohibition and the anti-prohibition element of this city. The feeling is so bitter that two months ago the residence Mayor Stockbridge, a prohibitionists, was burned to the ground and it is rumored his political enemies had a hand in the matter. At a meeting of the republican and liberal parties last night Stockbridge was renominated for mayor and this morning his new residence was fired and burned to the ground._ En»b« salad g 15,000* San Francisco, March 20. —The Chron icle says this morning that the postoffica inspectors and assistant postmaster here commenced an examination last night of the accounts of James S Kennedy, Jr., ’oreign money order clerk at the postofl ice here, and that the books show a shortage of 668 money orders, ranging in value from $1 to $200. Kennedy stated he had been drinking freely and specu ating. When he was turned over to the United States marshal last evening two thousand dollars was found on his >erson. He is stated to have told the marshal the amounts embezzled would reach from $12,000 to $15,000. Kennedy was appointed clerk in the postoffice in 1883. Tw Modify IMW Liq war Law. Dis Morass, March 20 —The gentlemen having in charge the movement for a state conference of those who favor a modification of the liquor laws have de signaled April 2 as the time for such meeting in tibia city. bonds were acquired under the provi §fw of the act of March 3,1887, and with th* exception cl *8(8 OOO porch—rt from the proceeds ft the sal* of $760,950 the four per oent United States bands held in the fund were all purchased and p*id for with accumulated interest the securities in the fond and attaints I dividend of 24 per cent on dollars of trust certificate*. aide the Batter to-morrow; million wfflde- TfmAor TfetovM Captured. Eldora, la., March 20.—A gang of timber thieves who had been operating in and around Albion have at last been —    lim-,,.    —____—__captured. During the past year one hmnbiiTrequeet coming from those who I fanner has had ten acres of choice timber earn their living by the sweat of their | stolen and chopped off of his tract SS!??-    »COT do.ofc*naMd wrtetefrI    Tki»wm tr*wm HI* BMX of thte bul, I toy*    I    toooBMBTOG, Muck 80.-Ye*terd»y Labor from I ftornoom. white driving bott to** ital* endorsing I l*ke, Wffltem O'Brien, Br., wk I* liked the mil I }llr0W11 from Mi boggy and —rioualy in J ared. Little hop** an entertained (Or ki« recovery. _ bandel Herron* debility, poor teemory, dUB dance, wxaal ttwiaMM. piatpta*. comd by Dr. Hite*- Nervine. Sample* (mn (I IJ.H.Witte*i drag (tort. many I tai* measure wherein port of the members of this assembly to ! secure its passage at this sealion of the legislature. I scarcely know af any now pending in this body which, if it becomes law, will bring I greater happlnee* end pleasure to the Pits, spasms, Bt. Vitus dance, nervous* aas and hysteria ere soon cured by Dr-MBaf Nervine. Free samples at J. H-Witte’s drug store TR* Healy la vellication. San Francisco, March 20.—In the Healy investigation to day that gentle man himself testified regarding to tricing up the sailors from the merchant bark Eitrella. The master complained to Captain Healy that several of the men would not work or obey him. They used most disgraceful language toward him (Healy). His only regret was that he them more severely. A Tract dy wk aTrate, Mobile Ala., March 20.—On a Louisville and Nashville train this afternoon Jake Daniels* (colored) refused to pay his fare and when Conductor McCurdy tried to eject him from the train Daniels shot him in the breast. The conductor fired five shots into the negro and stabbed him with a pocket knife, killing him- The conductor is not seriously wounded. Exira* BwkHn Arr—ted. Missoula, Mont. March 20.—C. A. Searles and W. C. Paine were arrested here yesterday for robbing the Northern Pacific Express office at Brainard, Mina., of $15,000 about a year ago. TM* Int* ref at* C*mm*r«* Conmlnloa Clo*— it* Examination. New York, March 20.—The interstate commerce commission concluded its examination to day. Eiwin B Livermore, of the produce exchange, testified that the rates as a rule were higher when there was a large crop because of the increased demand for transportation facilities. The increased cultivation of corn in Russia end the River Plate coun'ries of South America tended to depreciate the market in the United States. The rate of twenty-five cents from Chicago to the seaboard was reasonable. The ocean rates were nearly a third lower than sixty days ago. Vice-President Harden of the New York Central said twenty per cent from the interior would not pay for hauling the trains. If the roads were not forced by the long acd short haul clause to charge a uniform rate, they would no doubt make low prices for certain shipping centers. G C. Eastman, an exporter of beef, said the rates were now twenty-six cents per hundred pounds f™m Chicago and twenty-one cents from St. Louis These he considered would just about pay the railroads. The ocean freights he considered reasonable The receipts of dressed beef in this port had steadily increased, and the export of live cattle grows larger every year A. M. Underhill said he considered the present rates for wheat were reasonable. AG— Ex pl—IWK* Davenport, March 20 —A fearful gas I explosion occurred Tuesday afternoon about 4 o’clock on Harrison street be-I tween Second and Third, though unaccompanied by any serious accidents or I fatalities. It appears that a gas pipe in under the second-hand store run by Henry Heim sprang a leak, and while workmen were hunting for it with lanterns the gas ignited and an explosion occurred. The entire front of the store, doors and windows were blown into the {street, cane bottomed chairs, sideboards and men were knocked over each other, but fortunately mo one was injured. Iowa G. A* R X*—npncat*  _   ^    Des Moines, March 20 —The annual haJTnot punished I encampment of the G. A R. department I the open, where the men were hanged «    I    — rn ▼_    -_ aklteV Zm A % Ka ta a1*] im sVtA av In I ann th a wrnvneik va *I man a i**ia*t a —all amJ A M—tine of IR# C ob—rvatlv* Mom* bar* of Parliament* London, March 20— At a meeting cf the conservative members of parliament to day Lord Salisbury, in a speech, regretted the slow progress of business in the commons, the government being compelled to deal with obstructions of the most determined kind. The Tithes bill and land purchase bill were of paramount importance. The former must pass the second reading before the Easter recess. He ridiculed the report that parliament was soon to be dissolved and scolded those tories whose lukewarmness, he said, had contributed to defeat the government in ths recent supplementary elections. Lord Salisbury expressed hope that tbe difficulty with the United States over the Behring sea matter would soon be settled. “But with such a susceptible nation as America,” he said, “Great Britain cannot negotiate at the top of her voice.” This was received with great laugher. __ FOUGHT FOR THEIR LIVES. Siberian Xxii— Revolt Against Cruel r» ran up. London, March 20.—A private letter to a Siberian exile describes the details of a recent awful tragedy at Irkutsk One hundred and thirty men and women who were ordered to proceed to a terribly desolate region, on the shores of the Polar sea, petitioned the governor to be allowed to remain at Irkutsk, on the ground that their only crime was being suspected of reading political pamphlets, and even this was not proved. Tile petition was denied and the governor ar rived with troops to carry out his own orders. The suspects, who, in the meantime, had barricaded themselves in a house, opened fire on the soldiers, and a fierce fight ensued, and several on both sides were killed and wounded. Finally the troops gained an entrance to the house, which was defended room by room. When the exiles at last were compelled to surrender, in spite of their desperate bravery, only three men and five women were left. These wretched creatures were led into A Snit «carnet th* Beek Island Decided bg th* District Cann. Ft Dodge, lo, March 20. —A decision was rendered in ihe district court here yesterday in the case of the state of Iowa vs the Rock Island railroad. The suit w;s brought by the state to enforce the order of the state railway commistion commanding the Rock Island to rebuild it© dUmantlr.d track in*o Ft Dodge The decision cf the court supines the ruling of the commisiion and decrees that the R^ck Island build a trace into this city before August 15, 1892. This suit has ben watched by nil way men all over the country as inC t ing the right of a company to violate any of its charter ob-ligating. The road was originally built by the state land grant, the company agreeing t > build and maintain a road into Pi. D jd;e Afterwards the company charged hands The track from Tart to this city was torn up and a leased line operated in its stead. The city complainfd to the railroad commission which ordered the to rebuild its irack The road refused to obey this order and th® sta’e brought suit to enforce it, with the above result The railroad company will appeal changed to standard gauge Boone lo, March 20 —At seven yesterday evening the first standard-gauge train nrr-ved in B lone over the Des Moines and Northern road, which was built as a narrow-gauge in 1882. A new through train will run between Boone end Chicago via the Milwaukee and St Paul. A BO >US VOTED AN OS AGR. Osage. lo., March 20 —A five per cent tax for the construction of the Winona and Southwestern railway ha* been parsed by a vote 282 in favor and 16 against the project. The best of feeling exists and the pre spects for the road are first class A ROCK ISLAND DIVIDEND. New Yoke. M>»rch20—The directors of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad company to day declared a dividend of nee per cent for the quarter. JUBILANT KIHM INGHAM. Special toT-e Hawk eys Bium imi a am la, March 20 —When G ceral Gilchrist acd Mr. Block, the purchaser of the Ft Madison and Northwestern railroad, arrived in this city Tuesday they were greeted with cheers and tbe firing of arvils Oar citizens are feeling v**ry j ibil^it over the brightening prospects of ih^Narrow Gauge. WITHDREW THEIR OPPOSITION. Keokuk Marik 20 —Tms morning E. G Wiiee^e, trustee, and the Union Trust c mpany of New York. filed with the deputy clerk of the United States circuit court their withdrawal of all opposition to the sale of the Fort Madison and Northwestern railroad, and report of the master thereto and all exceptions to the confirmation thereof are withdrawn. They lorn in askiox the same to be confirmed add the matter closed as speedily as possible._ A SERIOUS QUARREL. Urn Lien* Shoot* Two Yonng Men la an Alineation, Bpoclal to Th* Hawk Et*. / Eon, March 20 —Two miles south of thi ,ci?y Weoneoday night at about six o'clock two young men namtd Lart Fulton and Fra *k Parsons, were seriously shot by S eve Little They had had s stormy time in one cf the prominent scores of Lem in the afternoon, and when they met just out of the city limits the quarrel was renewed, with the above results. It is thought that Fulton will die. The sympathy is w th Little, as he is an honest, industrious young man, and tha two persons who were shot have the reputation of btiog toughs Little went immediately aft#*r the shooting and gave himself up and is at p rf sent in jail. He feels very badly over the affair. FAMA LH. IU GIL J 8 TS. rn Yonn« TR*x Ffcfct *« t Finish Ov*r Man’* Affection* Westport, Cmn, March 20—Anni# Loveric aud Mamie McDermott, two young w men employed in Lee’s cotton fac ory, last evening fought a stand up fight with bare knuczlea in an old hulloing. The fight was the outcome of a quarrel over a young man. Neither side had much advantage, until Miss Loveric landed a stingmg blow on Miss McDermott’s nose which settled the affair. THE FIRE BEwORD. A Fir* at Pullman, I111 nato Chicago, March 20.—The hammer shops at Pullman burned this morning, causing a loss of 124 OOO. Between three and four hundred hands are thrown out of employ went temporarily. TWO BLOCKS OF BUILDINGS BURNED. Jacksonville, Fla., March 20 —Two blocks of buildings and a boardinghouse in a L&villa suburb, burned early this morning, causing a loss of $125,000; insured. _ IN A FOOL’* a FARAD of low*, which is to be held in this city April 7-10. promises to be a notable | meeting. Our citizens are making ample j arrangements for the entertainment cf I I alL The railroads have made a half-rate j fare to all thoe© desiring to attend, and it is expected this meeting will be one of j the largest and moat patriotic ever held I in the state:_• Married at Mt. Pl | special to Txn Hawk-Bts. Mt. Pleasant, March 20 —Mr John A. Baxter of this city was married yes terday to Miss Mary Mullin of Winfield, Iowa, the ceremony taking place in this [city. and the women ranged against a wall and ■hot _ GENERAL FOREIGN NE WR. A Swindler LyeeRsd Cynthiana, Ky., March 20. —Benjamin Growel was lynched at Robinson Station last night % a mob of about twenty persons. Crewel defrauded the farmer*.    .    _ of that locality by buying stock and pay-j™111)6 made np to-morrow ixg for it with bogus checks. ’n i rial* RI adikg, Pa, March 20.—In Bishop E iberia trial to day documentary evidence was introduced in support of the allegations t gainst the bishop sud his writings, ana his public speeches were extensively quoted end numerous letters read to sustain the charges. The verdict ennead wha Jut marcs* Minneapolis, March 20 —Am Ashland, Wisconsin, special says, District Attorney Bowman has practically chai Undersheriff Cohen with tempertsg with the Perrin robbery ccm Juxy. The I Death ef the Xn-Mnyer ef Fhllndel-pRSn* Philadelphia, March 20.—Daniel M. I Fox, Kx-mayor of this city and superintendent of the mhtt at Philadelphia un-[der Cleveland, died at Atlantic City this I morning, , aged seventy-ana. The Coe! Miner’* Strike Ended* London, March 20 —The strike of the coal miners has ended, an immediate advance of five per cest in wages and a farther advance of five per cent July I having bee granted. THE LAST SUPPORT CRUMBLED. St. Petersburg, March 20. — The Ovesto to-day published anomer article on the retirement of Bismarcff from the German chancellorship. Tjte paper de clares that the solitary support of the cdr lfice of European pease has crumbled. THE BIGHT HOUR LAW* TR* Ti ad** Will Hat Aa Ord wd ta D«-mind IAU S«A*dnia Pittsburg, March 20 —The the conference of the executive of the Federation of Labor {last Saturday has just here to-day. Vice Pres | no one trade will be {the eight hour law, nor force the demand. left entirely optional with whether limy deserved or I thought they could secure for a day’s work. It will also SeMwelafartA •Heaven,” N Follower* of ▼•anoa at 1 f-rd Rodkfobd, 111, Marchw 20.—The Schweiofurthite* are holding a general convention at “Heaven.” five miles south bf R ckford. To d*y eight “angels”— women from 15 to 40 years old—came from St Charles, and a delegation from Kansas C ty. In all the meetings exce the formal religious ones the public be excluded. It is the first large gather ing of the followers of Schweinfurth. rn TA* Evaaa«ii*al A **o«tatI*n. Holton, March 20. —The Kansas conference of the E /angelical association, comprising Kansas, Northwestern Missouri and Southern Nebraska c evened here to day. Bishop Bowman, of Chicago, presiding. Resolutions endorsing Bishop Bowman and condemning Bishop Dubbs and the faction that composes his following were unanimously adopted. ▲ Croak err and lower* COMAI- Glnai MH«% Chicago, March 20.— Representativw of tne crockenymd glassware trade of the westaapfStthwest f <rmed a national AsgpffffPrh to-night, and adopted resolution! opposing the section in the new tariff bill reim poainjg    ""ScoTCT- ings, packages anWHHPi^^w. If the bill is passed the association urges china and earthenware rates in vogue prior to 1883 be” President Romeo* Baltimore, Md, March Harrison and party had a fine da] duck shooting in the vicinity of s. The president will carry home teveral pain of fowls Downs, Ess, March 20.—Pratt A Kelley, millers, d ing burinem at Gaylord and Osborne, Kansas, hays failed for a large amount ;